Domaine des Aronias
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Domaine des Aronias

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The Domaine des Aronias is located in Villard-sur-Ain, a hamlet in Marigny just a stone's throw from Lake Chalain. It is an organic farm (Ecocert certified) specialising in the cultivation and development of aronia berries. Native to North America, these berries were nicknamed "the berries that heal" by the Amerindians. Although little known in Europe, they have very specific properties that are thought to strengthen the immune and cardiovascular systems, among other things.

This is where, since 2014, two passionate growers, Diana and Michel Pacile, have been welcoming visitors and showing them around their work. The plantation covers an area of around 4 hectares, on which more than 6,500 aronia shrubs have been planted in the space of a few years. Concerned about the quality of their products, Diana and Michel are committed to keeping the farm on a human scale, and apply a processing method that preserves the many properties of these small black fruits: extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, aronias are classified as 'superfruits'.

After the harvest, which takes place every year from mid-August to the end of September, the produce is entirely processed at the heart of this regionally unique farm, to be dehydrated or packaged in the form of powder, fruit juice, jelly or herbal tea. Occasionally, sweets and fruit jellies are also made on site.

On request, it is also possible to visit the plantation and see the facilities set up by the growers, before returning to the estate shop... and rounding off this highly original discovery with a tasting of the products - fresh or dried, depending on the season.

The Domaine des Aronias has also recently opened its doors to "France Passion" campervans.

Domaine des Aronias
1 chemin de Bellevue
Villard sur Ain
39130 MARIGNY
  • French, English
  • Cheques and postal orders, Cash, Bank transfers
  • Pets welcome
Amenities
  • Parking
Services
  • Shop
Product type
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Fruit juice
  • Spirits
Chains and Labels
organic agriculture
Prices & Schedules Opening :

Visits by appointment. OPEN (shop) Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 6pm.

Special opening conditions :

Our little shop is open every day except Sunday from 4 to 6 pm We welcome individuals or groups (1 family at a time). Barrier gestures and without mask outside, otherwise barrier gestures and mask in the shop, hydroalcoholic gel at disposal. For those who wish to visit the plantation, the watering and dehydration systems and to have more information. We end the visit with a small tasting of our products. It is only by appointment. Always with the same principle: barrier gestures without mask outside and barrier gestures with mask inside.

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